Independence and curiosity discouraged
Summary: Quick updates on monopolisation efforts of Bill Gates in the public sector
According to teachers from Gates’ home state, Gates carries on as “the PTA is under siege by Stand for Children (SFC) and the League of Education Voters (LEV). Both organizations are backed by Gates and big corporate money. They want nothing more than to turn the state of Washington into charter school country, privatizing our entire public school system.”
For the sake of brainwashing children they invest a lot of money in lobbying:
Race to the Top has been a money-maker for many. That’s where all of these dollars are coming from, from people who believe that they will make a profit off of their investment. (See the category “Cashing in on ed reform in the right column of this page.) Of course there are all the millions from Gates, Broad and the Walton’s who think they know more than the rest of us do about how our children should be educated. It’s that paternalistic attitude that men in their position have taken over the centuries, thinking that they know more than we do so they are here to help us when we are perfectly capable of taking care of ourselves. To all of those venture philanthropists I say, “Just stop taking money from us by way of the billions that you receive in tax credits and we would be able to manage just fine on our own”.
As we are doing to show later, the Waltons now have more in common with Bill Gates, including staff. The intent here is clear, as is the damage. █